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Litigators Examine DOJ Focus on Drug Manufacturer Donations to Charitable Organizations

Practices: Government Enforcement / White Collar Criminal Defense, Litigation

In an article published by Bloomberg BNA’s Health Care Fraud Report, litigation & enforcement partner Laura Hoey and associates Jennifer Pantina, Deanna Foster and Patrick Doherty examine manufacturer donations to independent charitable patient assistance organizations. The authors outline a potential defense strategy against government enforcement of the federal Anti-Kickback Statute based on the theory that charitable grants to patients can constitute illegal kickbacks. The article, titled “Patients, Payers, Prosecutors, and the Role of the Copay,” was published on January 17, 2018.

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